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Adrian Wojnarowski seems to link Kyrie Irving drama to acting


ESPN insider Adrian Wojnarowski had a questionable explanation for the tension that unfolded between Kyrie Irving and Celtics fans over the weekend.

After a turbulent Game 1 at TD Garden for Irving and the Nets, in which he gave Celtics fans the middle finger and told another to “suck my dick”, the world leader’s preeminent NBA insider apparently blamed the game for the way events unfolded.

“As gambling becomes more prevalent in the arena, people gamble on almost everything and they drink, players and organizations – and you talk to them – they already feel it in the arena,” Wojnarowski said. “And when people are losing money in real time, and they point to a player on the field and say, ‘Hey, I bet you’ll score more points in the second quarter than somebody else and that I lost,” you’re adding an element to that that we don’t talk about as much, but that’s a real factor in this league.

“I think you’re going to see more cases of fans being more vocal towards players in this league, and that’s an issue that they’re going to have to deal with. But that comes, I think, with the influx of money from the game. . “

Kyrie Irving during Game 1
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There are many holes in this theory. The first of many was aptly summed up by “The Greg Hill Show” on WEEI in Boston:

“You can’t play in Massachusetts, Woj, fool. Stick to reports.

And while the influx of legal sports gambling will likely lead to more angry sports fans yelling at players, Irving has had a notoriously frosty relationship with the city of Boston. Since leaving the team unceremoniously after playing for them from 2017 to 2019, he has become a major villain. Last season, a fan hit him with a water bottle.

Adrian Wojnarowski seems to link Kyrie Irving drama to acting
A fan holds a ‘Kyrie is the enemy’ sign at TD Garden during Game 1
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So while the conversation Woj brought up is certainly worth having, it definitely has nothing to do with Irving.

The Nets are hoping to bounce back from a devastating Game 1, which they lost at the buzzer to a Jayson Tatum layup.

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